Research 360

Read the latest blog posts on ACA's strategic focus in research.

Interested in contributing to the research blog? Contact research@ACAcamps.org.

 

August 20, 2019

In this blog post, Laurie Browne, PhD, gives an update on the Youth Outcomes Battery tool and discusses what to expect from a future version.

August 5, 2019

‘Tis the season of parents (and caregivers, and other adults-connected-to-children with whom you as a camp professional interact). You’ve likely dealt with parents and caregivers just about every day of this season, but that interaction tends to... Read More

July 22, 2019

When Bridget Trogden and her husband sent their son, Jacob, to camp last month, she was understandably nervous about sending her 12-year old to an overnight program. The week-long residential Adventure Camp, hosted by the Clemson University Youth... Read More

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July 8, 2019

Parents. I have them. I know them. I am one. And I was a day camp director who interacted with parents daily (and in the evenings, over the weekends, and, yes, even once on Christmas day). I know the central role that parents play in the daily... Read More

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June 24, 2019

What is program quality at summer camp? Is it really worth it? ACA research assistant Rob Warner shares some highlights from his interview with Don Whipple from Mountain Camp.

June 10, 2019

In this blog, Jessie Dickerson describes how camp researchers and camp professionals came together at the 2019 ACA National Conference to envision a future for camp research.

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May 24, 2019

In the latest Research 360 blog, Director of Research Dr. Laurie Browne shares the results of 2019 Spring Snapshot Survey. The purpose of the survey was to gain insight into summer camp spring enrollment, staffing, and program planning.

May 14, 2019

In the latest Research 360 blog post, ACA's Director of Research Dr. Laurie Browne explore the concept of sample size and how to use that understanding to better interpret survey findings.

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